Oil cleanup continues in Plaquemines Parish


Oil hasn’t flowed from BP’s Macondo well in almost three months, but cleanup efforts continue in area parishes.

Crews in Plaquemines Parish collected more than 37,000 gallons of oil-water from parish waterways and picked up more than 10,000 bags of oily waste and tar balls from parish shorelines over the past 11 days, the parish said in a news release.

The parish said the “Inland Waterways Strike Force” collected 37,275 gallons of oil/water mix from Bay Jimmy. Teams are also collecting oil every day in Southeast Pass, Southwest Pass, Bay Baptiste, and Bay Long.

The shoreline crews picked up 10,244 bags of oily waste and tar balls from the beaches at Southwest Pass, Southeast Pass, and Pass Chaland between Sept. 30 and Oct. 11, the parish said.

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